TODAY, Wednesday, February 28,

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Cincinnati City Hall

801 Plum Street, Suite 115

Please join the Office of Human Relations (OHR) as we celebrate Black History Month with a Lunch and Learn event featuring historian, Jim Jones.

Mr. Jones will share stories and educate attendees with his wisdom and experiences, and his lifelong contributions.

Bring your lunch and take part in this free event.

February 28th, 2018

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Lawyer James Kolenich speaks about Sines v. Kessler The Enquirer/Phil Didion

Before Kolenich, 47, agreed to become involved in Sines v. Kessler, he primarily represented clients fighting the police or the government.

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2018/02/26/suburban-cincinnati-office-park-white-nationalists-have-found-their-lawyer-and-ally/338365002/

 

 

 

February 27th, 2018

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Interested parties should contact Mr. Paul Booth or Mrs. Althea Barnett at the Office of Human Relations, 513- 352-3237.

Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

February 22nd, 2018

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Please join The City of Cincinnati’s Office of Human Relations (OHR) as we celebrate Black History Month with a Lunch and Learn event featuring historian, Jim Jones.

Mr. Jones will share his stories and educate attendees with his wisdom and experiences, and his lifelong contributions on Wednesday, February 28th at Cincinnati City Hall (801 Plum Street, Suite 115). The event goes from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.

We invite everyone, including community members, to bring their lunch and take part in this free event.

February 22nd, 2018

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February 21st, 2018

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Lunch & Learn with Local Legend, Jim Jones, Historian. Bring your lunch and listen to Cincinnati’s local legend, knowledge of art and African American history. This event is Free and open to the public.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 20, 2018 

CONTACT: Paul M. Booth, paul.booth@cincinnati-oh.gov or 513-352-3237

LUNCH & LEARN

Celebrating Black History Month

With local legend

Jim Jones, Historian

The Office of Human Relations celebrates Black History Month with Cincinnati local legend, Jim Jones, Historian. The Lunch & Learn session will take place:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Cincinnati City Hall

801 Plum Street   Room 115

Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

Jim Jones

Jim Jones’ procured his Personal Treasures based on his knowledge of art formed throughout his life by friends and family, artists and art dealers and others. Jones states that his goal in life is “to build a wonderful library of black history.” As such, he has been a historian and archivist of African American history and art for over forty-five years. Jim’s interest in history and art was encouraged by his good friend, historian and collector Thurlow Evans Tibbs of the Evans-Tibbs Collection in Washington, D.C., and by historian Charles L. Blockson from Temple University in Philadelphia. The Jones’ Collection houses a number of private papers and the art of prominent African Americans from Cincinnati, OH. The Collection is extensive; it includes news clippings, playbills, jazz musicians, photographs, autographed publications, sheet music, pamphlets, stamps, books, periodicals, and other documents.

Jim Jones’ volunteer activities in Cincinnati include The Friends of the Public Library Board of Directors. He is also a founding member (1993) of Donald P. Sowell Endowment Committee of the Cincinnati Art Museum, and he serves as the current President and Historian. Jones also served as Historian of the Cincinnati Chapter of the NAACP for twenty-one years and on its Executive Committee. He was a founding board member of the Cincinnati Parks Foundation.

For over forty-three years, Jones has had a successful Career as a commercial and residential designer. He studied at the University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, and the Art Academy of Chicago.

A display of memorabilia will include the following along with books, photographs, oral and written materials, and showing of Cincinnati African American Art:

*Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Carter G. Woodson

*Ms. Lena Horne lived in Cincinnati, Ohio

*Framed letter from Tuskegee by Booker T. Washington

*First Black Mayor Mr. Ted Berry, programs

*Colored Women’s Clubs 24th Biennial Convention at Douglass School,

*John Hope Franklin

*Ms. Lillian Bowen at 94-years-old lady Tatting

*Mr. Horace Sudduth-Knights of Pythias, Robert S. Duncanson P&G Collection, Taft Museum and the Cincinnati Art Museum

*Wendell P. Dabney, owner and editor of “The Union,” a weekly new paper and his Black Art

*Ms. Georgia Beasley and her love of music

*Kathleen Battle, Ms. Harriet Marsh Page Founder of the Marsh Series, the country’s oldest recital of African American performers and composers

*The Big O’ in Action, Jennie D. Porter

*Thom Shaw Artist and more.

About the Office of Human Relations

The mission of the Office of Human Relations is to serve as a catalyst to promote the building of positive relationships between and among the various groups and cultures that make up Cincinnati. The Office will work to mobilize institutions and individuals to resolve diversity issues while developing mechanisms to ensure equitable treatment of all persons.

 

February 21st, 2018

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It’s his year in Maryland.

http://marylandreporter.com/2018/02/14/happy-birthday-frederick-douglass-its-his-year-in-maryland/

 

February 15th, 2018

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School officials say they want to use this unfortunate incident as a teachable moment.

http://www.fox19.com/story/37481397/elder-st-xavier-to-meet-for-lunch

 

February 15th, 2018

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February 14th, 2018

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The exhibit commemorates the city’s Open Housing marches in the 1960s and provides necessary historical context.

http://www.wisconsingazette.com/news/jewish-museum-s-allied-in-the-fight-documents-jewish-african/article_6fb761b4-0d12-11e8-a3d3-a76606244ba6.html

 

February 13th, 2018

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